For the fourth consecutive year, students in Lenoir-Rhyne University's Athletic Training (AT) program achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.
The BOC, which provides certification for entry-level athletic trainers, requires that all students pass the exam in order to practice as an AT. A total of nine students were part of the AT graduating class of 2017 which received the perfect pass rate. In the past six years, a total of 44 out of 45 AT students have passed the BOC on their first attempt.
"These results are a strong representation of the caliber of student we have at LRU," said Dr. Michael McGee, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. "We provide a learning-over-time model that continually reinforces knowledge and skill throughout the curriculum. The faculty and preceptors also work extremely hard to prepare our students to not only pass the BOC exam, but to become the best clinicians possible. Our recent success is a testament to their efforts."
LRU's Master of Science in AT is a professional degree for persons entering the field of athletic training. The degree is designed to prepare individuals for positions as athletic trainers in a variety of employment settings. The program integrates didactic and clinical experiences to promote critical thinking, psychomotor skill, professional decision making, and collaboration. Faculty members of LR's AT program are dedicated, credentialed, educators and professionals. In addition to the faculty, various certified athletic trainers and medical professionals serve as clinical instructors in a variety of employment settings, including collegiate athletics, public schools, orthopedic clinics, rehabilitation settings, and general medical facilities.
Applications are being accepted through May 10 for the summer 2017 cohort which begins May 30. For the summer 2018 cohort, applications will be accepted beginning in June. Interested students should apply via the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service at atcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login.
To learn more about LRU's AT program visit lr.edu/AT.